Diamine Inkvent 2022 Day 9: Cardinal

It’s time for day 9 of the Diamine Inkvent calendar.

Door 9

Day 9’s ink is Diamine Cardinal, an orangey red standard ink with a good amount of shading.

Diamine Cardinal ink bottle

I had two truly unfortunate accidents with this ink, and as a result the ink swab doesn’t look the best. It does show off Diamine Cardinal’s colour and shading properties well, though.

Diamine Cardinal swan on a Col-o-Ring

This was a joy to draw, because of the subject matter and the shading. I don’t like sketching with red ink, but it does lend drama to each drawing.

Diamine Cardinal on 52g Tomoe River paper

If you want to read about my woes with this ink, check out the writing sample below. I won’t be buying a bottle of this ink because I’m not a fan of red inks, but if you do like bright reds, then Diamine Cardinal is a very cheery colour with a good amount of character from its shading.

Writing sample on 68g Tomoe River paper.

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